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Introduction to Essential Oils with Jessica
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Singing Bowl Meditation with Jessica
Experience a powerful guided meditation using the healing vibrations of Tibetan singing bowls. The meditation is followed by an enlightening spiritual discussion known as Satsang. Satsang means: “the company of the highest truth.” Together we will explore the mysteries of spirituality and learn to bring peace to our every lives through meditation and mindfulness. Please eat a vegetarian diet prior to class and try to wear light colored, comfortable clothing.
All levels are of practice are welcome and encouraged to join.
1. Try a mono-diet cleanse using warm, well-cooked foods. The most well know dietary cleanse in Ayurvedic medicine is the infamous Kitchari Cleanse. Due to the nature of Kitchari being warm, mushy, well-cooked and well-spiced, this is a great option for a Fall cleanse. If Kitchari is not a favorite of yours, other mono-diet options for a Fall cleanse can be vegetable soup, veggie soup with quinoa, or red lentil soup with veggies. As long as the ingredients are simple, easy-to-digest, well-cooked, well-spiced (i.e. turmeric, ginger, fennel, cumin, black pepper, fenugreek, etc) and stay monotonous (meaning NO other foods), it should be a good option.
1 cup of basmati rice
1/2 cup of split mung dahl
1tbs of ghee or use a good organic vegetable oil.
pinch of turmeric
pinch of asafoetida (you can get this at Whole Foods)
When I make this I do not add ghee or asafoetida because I cannot find it easily. However, I add onions, garlic, a little ginger, carrots, celery and zucchini. Wash the rice and mung beans until the water runs clear. Saute the the turmeric onions, and garlic for a few minutes. Then add the rice and mung beans, continue to saute for another 3 minutes. Add the chopped vegetables and boiling water. Reduce heat and cook until vegetables and rice are soft. Eat warm.
Tiwari, Maya. Ayurveda A life in Balance. Rochester: Healing Arts Press: 1995. Print.
2. Sip on hot-warm water Warm water will not only help to keep the body warm, but is a great aid in facilitating a cleanse. Believe it or not, warm water is powerful at flushing toxins from the system and increasing the digestive fire. It will also help to keep the system hydrated during this drying time of year. Begin each day with 16 ounces of hot water and continue to drink at least 6-8 cups more throughout the day; feel free to add lemon if desired. ***Always avoid all cold or iced beverages during a cleanse.
3. Sip on warm herbal tea throughout the cleanse. Another great aid in a cleanse is drinking warm herbal tea throughout each day. The best options for the Fall season include fresh ginger tea (avoid dry ginger at this time).
4. Take a gentle restorative Yoga Class. A great compliment to a Fall cleanse is the grounding action (or non-action) of some restorative Yoga. Gentle forward folds, reclined seated postures (i.e. supta virasana, supta badhakonsana, supta padmasana) or “legs up the wall” are all great postures for this time. Stay in each pose for several minutes, using a pillow to hold you up. Perform a couple of these stress reducing postures each day to work on both the body and the mind.
11 Ayurvedic Tips for a Fall CleanseSEP 14 2015 Retrieved from http://svasthaayurveda.com/11-ayurvedic-tips-for-a-fall-cleanse/